Wellbeing Events Calendar - 2018
You will be able to find out what is happening out in the world of Health & Wellbeing and lend your support to some worthwhile causes or make some changes to improve your own health and wellbeing.
- Dry January - 1st to 31st January. Dry January challenges you to go alcohol free for 31 days and aims to raise awareness of the effects of alcohol.
- National Obesity Awareneess Week - 9th to 14th January 2018. Obesity Awareness Week promotes how as a country we can eat healthier, be more active and improve our overall health.
- Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - 22nd to 28th January. The theme for the Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW) is "reduce your risk".
- Nation Heart Month - 1st to 28th February. National Heart Month raises awareness of the UK's biggest killer - cardiovascular disease - every February.
- University Mental Health Day - 1st March. University Mental Health Day is the national campaign to focus efforts on promoting the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education settings. Run jointly by Student Minds and UMHAN, we are encouraging all university students and staff to get involved!
- Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - 1st to 31st March. Enough is enough. This March Start Making Noise so we can make sure women have the best chances of survival.
- Dechox - Challenge yourself to give up chocolate for March.
- No Smoking Day - 14th March. No Smoking Day encourages you to ‘take the leap’ and give up cigarettes and smoking.
- National Salt Awareness Week - 12th to 18th March. The theme for this year's Salt Awareness Week is focusing on families.
- World Health Day - 7th April. WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, and commit to concrete steps to advance #HealthForAll. This means ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.
- National Gardening Week - 30th April to 6 May 2018. We're encouraging gardeners to share their love of gardening.
- Allergy Awareness Week - 13th May to 19th May. It's Allergy Awareness Week and this year we're focusing on food allergies!
- Sun Awareness Week - 14th to 20th May. Sun Awareness is the British Association of Dermatologists' annual campaign to raise awareness of skin cancer.
- Arthritis Care Week - 14th to 21st May. Arthritis Care is a UK based event which raises awareness about arthritis, gathers support for people with this condition, and highlights the work of Arthritis Care, a charity which supports this event.
- Mental Health Awareness Week - 14th to 20th May. Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem.
- National Vegetarian Week - 14th to 20th May. National Vegetarian Week is organised by the Vegetarian Society.
- National Smile Month - 14th May to 14th June. National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign. It promotes three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth.
- National Epilepsy Week - 15th to 21st May. Supported by Epilepsy Action, National Epilepsy Week aims to raise awareness about epilepsy and gather support for people with epilepsy.
- World No Tobacco Day - 31st May. The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease."
- National Walking Month - 1st to 31st May. Living Streets’ month-long celebration of walking is almost upon us. During May we want to see as many people as possible give walking everyday journeys a go.
- Carers Week - 11th to 17th June. Carers Week is an annual campaign which aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
- Men's Health Week - 11th to 17th June. This year it will be all about men and diabetes.
- Diabetes Week - 11th to 17th June. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK. More than dementia and cancer combined. And there is currently no known cure for any type of diabetes.
- Love Parks Week - 13th July to 20th July. Love Parks Week is a platform for thousands of park lovers to join forces in the UK’s largest celebration of green spaces.
- World Hepatitis Day - 28th July. Millions of people across the world now take part to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, and to call for access to treatment, better prevention programs and government action.
- National Allotments Week - 13th to 19th August. Allotments have many benefits. They bring people together and unite them through their shared love of low-cost, healthy fresh fruit and vegetables, physical exercise and social interaction.
- Sexual Health Week - 24th to 30th September. Sexual Health Week informs the public, influences service providers and supports health professionals.
- Know Your Numbers Week - 10th to 16th September. Don't miss your chance to take part in the UK's biggest blood pressure testing and awareness week.
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 1st to 31st October. More people than ever are surviving, but the reality is that someone is diagnosed every 10 minutes in the UK. That’s why there has never been a greater need for our life changing support today and tomorrow.
- World Mental Health Day - 10th October. World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues.
- World Osteoporosis Day - 20th October. World Osteoporosis Day is raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.
- National Stress Awareness Day - 1st November. This event is great as a means of raising profile, achieving publicity for stress, and promoting the importance of wellbeing for individuals and organisations.
- Movember - 1st to 30th November. The Movember Foundation are addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
- International National Stress Awareness Day - 7th November. The theme for 2018 is 'Does Hi-Tech cause Hi-Stress'?
- Alcohol Awareness Week - 13th to 19th November.
- World Diabetes Day - 14th November. World Diabetes Day has grown from humble beginnings to become a globally-celebrated event to increase awareness about diabetes.
- World Aids Day - 1st December. Every year World Aids Day events take place across the country to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV. Why not pop along to a local event, or better still, why not host your own?